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Object Name Lithograph
Title Eider Duck
Catalog Number 1938.19.37
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-27 W-40 inches
Description This is a chromolithographic print of the Eider Duck from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image depicts a scene with three ducks squabbling in the grass near a nest that appears in the background on the far right. Two of the ducks are white feathered with black bellies, with yellow feet containing black webbing. They also have black and blue circular crests around just above their yellow beaks and eyes. The male Eider duck on the left also has a peachy crest on just above the black of its belly. Just behind the two male ducks is a female who has brown and black plumage. The image reads in the upper left "No. 6-2" and the upper right reads "PLATE 405." In the lower left corner just below the image reads "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." while the lower right corner reads, "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860." The Legend centered below the image reads, "Eider Duck/FULIGULA MOLLISSIMA, Male 1. Female 2." There are two signatures signed in faded brown ink on the reverse, "Bart A. Brown" and "Nina M. Visscher."
Notes Audubon was born in 1785 and died in 1851. Bien was born in 1826 and died in 1909.
Collection The Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Bird watching
Birding (Bird watching)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS